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Veli Kreci

Faculty : Contemporary Social Sciences
Position : Full Professor
Engagement type : Full time
Personal data
E-mail : v.kreci@seeu.edu.mk
Address : Ilindenska bb, Bldg 302.15
Telephone : 00389 44 356 114
Fax : +38944356001
Languages ( Self-evaluated )
Turkish
Native
Macedonian
C2 - Proficient
English
C2 - Proficient
Albanian
B1 - Intermediate
Serbian
B1 - Intermediate
French
A2 - Elementary

Education

  • Sep 2013 - May 2014: Post-Doctoral (Fulbright Scholar Program)
    Faculty: The Graduate School of International Policy and Development
    Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Monterey, California
    Specialty: Policy Studies
    Thesis: "Theoretical Frameworks on Improving Use of Policy Relevant Information in the Policy Making Process "

  • May 2007 - Dec 2010: Ph.D in Political Sciences
    Faculty: Public Administration and Political Sciences
    South East European University, Tetovo
    Specialty: Policy Analysis
    Thesis: "Measuring Use of Policy Research in the Policymaking Process: Case Macedonia"

  • Jan 2000 - Dec 2001: Master of Public and International Affairs
    Faculty: Graduate School for Public and International Affairs
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
    Specialty: International Affairs

  • Sep 1993 - Sep 1997: Bachelor of Art in International Relations
    Faculty: Political Sciences
    Istanbul University, Istanbul
    Specialty: International Relations
    Thesis: "N/R"

Publications

  • Kreci, Veli ; Jusufi, Islam; North Macedonia: Local elections and the parliamentary political dynamics. In the Routledge Handbook of Local Elections and Voting in Europe. In North Macedonia: Local elections and the parliamentary political dynamics, pp. Chapter 38. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2022. (Link)

  • Mirazchiyski, Plamen; Horvat Sandreli, Jožek ; Javornik, Špela ; Kreci, Veli ; Rosser-Limiñana, Ana ; Novak Trunk , Anica ; Roma Students and Their Inclusion in Schools. In International Journal of Innovation and Learning, pp. 170-195. 2022. (Link)

  • Hubbell, Larry; Kreci, Veli; The Importance of Introducing a Merit-Based Hiring System in North Macedonian Governments. In SEEU Review, pp. 122-134. 2020. (Link)

  • Alili Zulfiu, Merita; Kreci, Veli; Krauss, Alexander; Trunk, Nada; The Role of Volunteering in the Integration of Roma Children in Schools-Lessons for the Republic of North Macedonia. In SEEU Review, pp. 78-93. 2020. (Link)

  • DOGARU (CRUCEANU), Tatiana-Camelia ; Kreci, Veli; Understanding Implementation of Regulatory Impact Assessment in Policymaking in Romania and North Macedonia: A Comparative View. In Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law, pp. 312-327. 2020. (Link)

  • Paschalidis, Panagiotis; Kreci, Veli; BROADENING multilevel connectivity between Greece and North Macedonia in the post-Prespa environment . The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)., Athens & Skopje, 2020. (Link)

  • Dermol, Valerij; Kreci, Veli; EU Challenge to Build a Cohesive and Diverse Society. ToKnow Press, Bankok-Celje-Lublin, 2019. (Link)

  • Alili, Zulfiu; Kreci, Veli ; Krauss, Alexander; Trunk, Nada; Integration of Roma children in schools- Lessons for the Republic of North Macedonia. 3rd International Scientific Conference on Business and Economics “Transition to Development: Emerging Challenges and Perspectives”, SEEU., Skopje, 2019. (Link)

  • Armakolas, Ioannis; Kreci, Veli; Christidis, Yorgos, Paschalidis, Panagiotis; Yusufi, Islam; Cooperation in Education, Culture and Civil Society after the Prespa Agreement: How to Move Forward?. The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens & Skopje, 2019. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Memeti, Memet; Administrative Capacity Building for Better Regulation. NISPAcee publication, Iasi, 2018. (Link)

  • Креци, Вели; Спогодбата од Преспа: Меѓунардоното значење и импликации врз евроатлантските интеграции на Република Македонија. МАНУ, Скопје, 2018. (Link)

  • Memeti, Memet; Kreci, Veli; Role of municipal council in increasing citizen participation at the local budget process. In International Public Administration Review, (previously Administration) has been published by the Faculty of Administration, University of Ljubljana since 2003, pp. issue 2-3. 2016. (Link)

  • Memeti, Memet; Kreci, Veli; Форум за јавна администрација 2-добро владеење во локалната самоуправа. "Имплементација на принципите на добро владеење во локаланата самоуправа во Република Македонија, Реалност или утопија 10 години потоа.". In Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, pp. 16-33. 2016. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Memeti, Memet; Improving Policymaking Process Through Use of Research in Macedonia. NISPAcee Press, Zagreb, 2016. (Link)

  • Memeti, Memet; Kreci, Veli; E-service Perspectives in the Local Government, Evidence from the Republic of Macedonia. NISPAcee Press, Zagreb, 2016. (Link)

  • Memeti, Memet; Kreci, Veli; Increasing Transparency Through Active Citizen Participation. Published on TRANS European Dialogue Conference proceedings titled Openness, transparency and ethics in public administration : do they support each other? . Maja Klun, urednik. - 1. objava. - El. knjiga. - Fakulteta za upravo, 2016 ISBN 978-961-262-085-1, Ljubljana, 2016. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Sahin, Selver; Soft Power and Turkey’s Foreign Policy Influence in the Balkans. International Political Science Association, Poznan, Poland, 2016. (Link)

  • Камчев, Петар; Креци, Вели; Малевска, Неда Сачмарска; Селами, Агим; Екстерно оценување, предизвици и следни чекори: Екстерно оценување по секоја цена?. Центар за управување со промени, Скопје, 2016. (Link)

  • Lyon, Aisling; Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia. Routledge, Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics, New York, 2015. (Link)

  • Rakar, Iztok; Ticar, Bojan; Klun, Maja; Inter-Municipal Cooperation: Challenges in Europe and in Slovenia. In Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, pp. 185-200. 2015. (Link)

  • Sinnew, Elisabeth; Kortt, Michael A; Dollery, Brian; Is Biggest Best? A Comparative Analysis of the Financial Viability of the Brisbane City Council. In Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1-14. 2015. (Link)

  • Lyon, Aisling; Resolving Socioeconomic Disparities through Fiscal Decentralisation in the Republic of Macedonia. In Europe-Asia Studies, pp. 1282-1301. 2015. (Link)

  • Memeti, Memet; Kreci, Veli; Имплементација на принципите на добро владеење во локалната самоуправа во Република Македонија- МАкедонија, реалност или утопија 10 години потоа . In Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Dialogue SEE , pp. 2-22. 2015. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Education and Intercultural Dialogue and Cooperation. Faculty of Philosophy, UKIM, Skopje, 2015. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Evidence Based Policymaking and Use of Research Evidence: Case Macedonia. NISPAcee, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Innovative Approached to Public Administration Reforms: How to Improve Public Administration Reform. NISPAcee, Tbilis, Georgia, 2015. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Policy Consensus During Institutional Change: Macedonian Foreign Policy Since Independence. Slovensko politološko društvo (Slovenian Political Science Assosication), Ljubljana, 2015. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Policy Development Phases: The Impact of International Relations. IBU PPublications, Sarajevo, 2015. (Link)

  • Herath, Dhammika; Kreci, Veli; Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Peace Education. Institute for Security, Defence and Peace Studies, Ohrid, 2015. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; The role of the higher education in leadership and crisis management success. Crisis Management Center , Skopje, 2015. (Link)

  • de Souzaa, Simone V.; Dollerya, Brian E; Kortt, Michael A; De-amalgamation in Action: The Queensland experience. In Public Management Review. 2014. (Link)

  • Klimovský, Daniel; Risteska, Sonja ; Jüptner, Petr; DEVELOPMENT AND CURRENT STATE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS IN THE SELECTED POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES. In Scientific Paper Of The Uuniversity OF Pardubice Series D Journal, pp. 28-39. 2014. (Link)

  • Poreisz, Veronika; Dusek, Tamás; Koppány, Krisztián; Czakó, Katalin; Szalka, Éva; Economies of Scale in Local Communal Services in Hungary. In Regional Statistics, pp. 16-27. 2014. (Link)

  • Dollery, Brian; Grant, Blight ; Kortt, Michael; An Evaluation of Amalgamation and Financial Viability in Australian Local Government. In Public Finance and Management, pp. 215-238. 2013. (Link)

  • Ripiloski, Sasho; Pendarovski, Stevo; Macedonia and the Ohrid Framework Agreement: Framed Past, Elusive Future. In Perceptions, pp. 113-134. 2013. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Public Policy Processes on a Local Level – Evidence from Republic of Macedonia . 2013. (Link)

  • Cipusheva, Hristina; Memeti, Memet; Hadzimustafa, Shenaj; Kreci, Veli; The Decentralization Process in Republic of Macedonia Main Issues, Trends and Developments in the Future. Institute for Political and International Studies, Skopje, 2013. (Link)

  • ALI, Sabina; MACHART, Filip; VIMMR, Martin Kryšpín; Negativní aspekty slučování municipalit: analýza akademické diskuze. In Acta Politicologica, pp. 263-283. 2012. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Macedonian Socio- Economic Issues and Solutions. Mehmet Akif Üniversitesi, Isparta, Turkey, 2012. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli;Memeti, Ardit; The Path to Ohrid Framework Agreement. University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg, 2012. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli ; Cipuseva, Hristina; Memeti, Memet; Mustafa, Shenaj; Citizen’s Response for Improvement of Local Policies- a study on the Citizen’s Satisfaction with the Municipal Services. South East European University, Tetovo, 2012. (Link)

  • Ericsson, Lars Eric; Rudebeck, Karin; Sundström, Björn; Young, David; Territorial Reform in Albania: Study for the Albanian Association of Communes. SKL International, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Stockholm, 2012. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Georgieva, Lidija; Velkovski, Zoran; Damovska, Lena; Shehu, Florina; Kreci, Veli; The Role of Higher Education in Fostering Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding in Multicultural Society. Center for Intercultural Studies and Research, Skopje, 2012. (Link)

  • Ziberi, Linda; The Rhetorical Uses of Multiculturalism: An Ideographic Analysis of the European Union and Macedonian Discourses in the Dialogue for EU Accession. 2012. (Link)

  • Rustemi, Agron; Abdulai, Jonuz; Kreci, Veli; 6TH ANNUAL MEETING OF INSTITUTE ALB-SHKENCA. INSTITUTE ALB-SHKENCA, Tirana, 2011. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Murphy, Phili; Identifying Quasi-Legitimate Actors in the Policy Making Process: Case Macedonia. NISPAcee PRESS, Bratislava, 2011. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Keynote Lecturer, 1st Summer School of the Faculty of Economics TU of Kosice on “Policy Making and Politics at the Local Level. Lecture delivered: “How to improve Public Policies: Policy Analysis in the Policymaking Process”. . Policy Making and Politics and the Local Level, Kosice, Slovakia, 2011. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Ymeri, Bekim; Conceptualizing Territorial Reorganization Policy Interventions in the Republic of Macedonia. In Territorial Consolidation Reforms in Europe., pp. 129-158. The Local Government and Public Service Initiative, Budapest, 2010. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; Ymeri, Bekim; The Impact of Territorial Re-Organizational Policy Interventions in the Republic of Macedonia. In Local Government Studies, pp. 271-290 Volume 36; Issue 2. 2010. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; • Dunn, W.N., Miller, D.Y., Chandra, S., Kreci. V., and Saslawski, J. Context and Self-Sustainability in Public Administration Education: The Macedonia Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management. In Public Administration and Public Policy Degree Programmes in Europe: The Road from Bologna, pp. 311-327. NISPAcee Publications, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008. . 2008. (Link)

  • Kreci, Veli; • Murphy, J. P., Kreci, V., Saslawski, J., and Bocevski, I. “Public Administration Education in Southeastern Europe: Accelerating the process”. Institutional Requirements and Problem Solving in the Public Administrations of the Enlarged European Union and Its Neighbors proceedings from the 12th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Vilnius 2004 Publisher: NISPAcee, 2005.. 2005. (Link)

Work Experience

  • Sep 2018 - Present : Director
    Max van der Stoel Institute, South East European University, North Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Promoting and facilitating quality research; managing collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects; identifying and establishing research priority areas; and accelerating research capacity of the university.

  • Apr 2021 - Present : Full Professor
    South East European University
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Teaching and Research

  • Jun 2016 - Apr 2021: Associate Professor
    South East European University
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Teaching and Research

  • Jun 2019 - Aug 2019: Adjunct Professor
    Seattle University, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle, USA
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Delivered a graduate course titled "Effective Policy Making: The European Union" to master students from the College of Arts and Sciences study programs.

  • Apr 2011 - May 2016: Assistant Professor
    South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education
    Main responsibilities: Teaching and Research

  • Dec 2010 - Aug 2013: Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies
    South East European Univerisity, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education
    Main responsibilities: Co-ordinate the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of graduate curricula within the Faculty; responsible for the daily management of academic and graduate student issues including enforcing academic regulations and quality assurance.

  • Sep 2006 - Nov 2010: Assistant
    South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Courses teaching: Public Policy and Management Planning and Control in Public Sector Introduction to Public Administration Human Resources Management in Public Sector

  • Jun 2008 - Jul 2008: Co-professor
    International Summer University in Macedonia, Ohrid, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Higher Education Project
    Main responsibilities: Course taught: Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

  • Jul 2007 - Jul 2007: Co-professor
    International Summer University in Macedonia, Bitola, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Higher Education Project
    Main responsibilities: Course taught: Introduction to Public Policy Analysis

  • Sep 2002 - Aug 2006: Assistant Director
    University of Pittsburgh, Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management Program in Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education
    Main responsibilities: Represent the GCPPM on behalf of the Director and attend professional meetings as appropriate. Direct office personnel advise director on various projects; advise and counsel students related to their studies and policy papers.

  • Sep 2003 - May 2006: Adjunct Faculty
    Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Higher Education Project
    Main responsibilities: Assisting in delivering Public Policy Analysis, a graduate level course, at the GCPPM. Holding recitation sessions prior to the actual session and helping students with their policy issue papers.

  • Feb 2004 - Jul 2004: Academic Coordinator (part-time)
    Civic Education Project, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Higher Education Project
    Main responsibilities: Responsible for coordination of all activities pertaining to the Higher Education Studies in the Social Sciences (HESSS) project whose aim is curriculum reform and the introduction of the credit accumulation and transfer system in Macedonia, in line with

  • Dec 2001 - Aug 2002: Research Assistant
    Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Pittsburgh, USA
    Type of business or sector: University
    Main responsibilities: Work directly with Project Investigator and the project team in developing a project grant on "Establishing Graduate Center for Public Policy and Management".

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